Template talk:en-term

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I find this template much preferable to the blanket use of {{term}}. It is simply bizarre to treat English terms and non-English terms in the same way typographically. I keep running across vague mentions of this template being "deprecated" -- is there any basis to that? -- Visviva 03:01, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

no --Volants 19:45, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Hidden CSS content[edit]

Currently this template outputs the English term wrapped in both double and single quotes, but they are hidden by default. For CSS limited environments this looks ugly, this is the wrong way to implement customization, and in general it bloats the HTML. I think they should be removed (as well as their references in Common.css) and anyone wanting to customize should change their personal CSS to the following (though a quick search couldn't find anyone actually customizing this):

Double quotes


Single quotes:


(For historic browsers a simple JS script could do the same). --Bequw τ 02:04, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Changed. --Bequw τ 16:40, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Deletion debate[edit]

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Unlike what the talk page says, in my view it is NOT preferable to have one template for English and one template for everything else ({{term}}). A heck of a lot of work has gone into {{term}}, and I see no reason not to use it for all languages. Plus, I just find this template ugly, but modifying it to use italics instead of bold would turn it into a weaker form of {{term}}. Mglovesfun (talk) 11:58, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

I agree, delete... but not that many people add lang=en to {{term}}, perhaps because it's the only of our templates that requires a code even for English. This was discussed on the BP too. —CodeCat 19:45, 8 April 2012 (UTC)
I agree, delete. I'm not opposed to language-specific variants of {{term}} when useful, but for English it doesn't seem to be useful. —RuakhTALK 21:11, 8 April 2012 (UTC)
I'm going to start replacing {{en-term}} with {{term|...|lang=en}}. Mglovesfun (talk) 09:37, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
I just checked, and the only content-nameespace uses of the template were in help:Customizing your skin (from which I've just removed it) and the template's own /doc page. Deleted.​—msh210 (talk) 21:40, 22 May 2012 (UTC)